15 Of The Best Refillable Beauty Buys | sheerluxe.com
Recent reports show 120 billion units of packaging are produced by the cosmetics industry every year, which accounts for roughly 30-40% of landfill waste. Beauty brands have upped their sustainability game and are now working harder than ever to reduce harmful waste, notably through savvier packaging, but also through refillable beauty products. Here, we reveal 15 of the best worth investing in…
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Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation, £31, & Refill £23

Thanks to the rise of K-Beauty, cushion foundations have soared in popularity, and Clarins’ water-based one is our go-to. Easily refilled, the plastic never ends up in the landfill, and the medium-coverage formula gives skin a luminous finish. Plus, the portable compact means you can chuck it into your bag for on-the-go touch-ups.

Available at JohnLewis.com

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush, £41

One of the first brands to launch refillable packaging, Kjaer Weis’ creamy blushers feel incredibly luxe. The weighty silver case is like a piece of art, delivering a dewy tint that glides on to lips, cheeks and lids. Plus, once you’ve finished your chosen tint you can replace it with another of their buttery cream blushes as there is a range of diverse shades. You’ll find the rest of their range is refillable too – even their mascara.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Buxom May Contain Nudity Eyeshadow Palette, £36

As much as we love a chunky eyeshadow palette, they’re one of the biggest culprits for environmental damage due to the heavy, plastic packaging that’s left after you’ve used all the shades. Swap your usual palette for Buxom’s customisable one, which you buy empty, and then can choose up to six of 40 different shades. Pretty clever, right?

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Guerlain Rouge G Refill Lipstick, £26

These gorgeous lipsticks from Guerlain make for a real beauty talking point. Available in different, unique cases, complete with a mini flip mirror, they make for the perfect gift and have a huge variety of refillable shades on offer – from soft corals right through to rich, ruby reds.

Available at Selfridges.com

Hourglass Refillable Lipstick, £31

Housed in a covetable golden applicator, Hourglass’s refillable lipsticks deliver saturated, long-wearing colour with a finish that feels creamy and lightweight but doesn’t compromise on pigment. Our go-to shade? Suits-all ‘I Crave,’ but you won’t be stuck for choice given there is an impressive 30 shades to choose from.

Available at JohnLewis.com

Surrat Auto Graphique Liner In Chat Noir, £40

Surrat have long been true pioneers of sustainable beauty. Offering refills of their entire range with top-ups starting from just £14. We’re huge fans of this slick liner which helps eyeliner novices to create a neat, feline flick every time. 

Available at SpaceNK.com

Experimental Perfume Club In Rose Rhubarb, From £25

Relatively new to the market, this brand is a first of its kind with a broad collection of fine fragrances designed to be blended together. Whether you opt for smokey, citrus or floral, each fragrance is completely unique to you and allows for something different. Plus, you can order refills of your bottle at any time with all creations kept in their library.

Available at Layers.ExperimentalPerfumeClub.com

Jo Malone Fragrance Combining Palette, £24

Solid perfumes are having a bit of a moment, and Jo Malone’s latest innovative palettes are not only travel-friendly, but also help to reduce waste by housing two perfumes in one palette. The best bit? When it’s time to replace your fragrance, you just use the small pin that accompanies the compact to pop out the scents. Dab onto your usual pulse points for the most impactful smell.

Available at JoMalone.co.uk

Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad, £215 For 50ml Refillable Spray

Who said luxury can’t be environmentally friendly? By Kilian’s whole fragrance range has been specifically designed to be refilled. Plus, the refills are roughly £100 cheaper than the original fragrance, so you end up saving money. Another bonus is the scents themselves: heady, rich and unlike anything you’ve ever smelt before. A little spritz of each one goes a very long way.

Available at HarveyNichols.com

Le Labo Santal 33, From £57

Cult brand Le Labo will refill an empty bottle at a discounted rate, so you can top up your favourite scent without the expenditure of the pricey bottle. Santal 33 is forever our go-to, but Rose 31 is a close second for anyone after something sweet.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Olay Regenerist Whip Moisturiser, £34.99

Olay dropped their first ever refillable moisturiser last week and it’s safe to say it’s created quite the stir. As one of the first major global skincare brands to test it out, each jar of their signature Regenerist Whip will now come as a recyclable refill pod that can be placed inside the retainer. Adding to their eco-credentials, the moisturiser will also be shipped in a recyclable paper container and without any cellophane wrapping.

Available at Boots.com

Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream, £18.50

Rituals latest refill concept is said to save 70% in CO2 emissions, 65% in energy and use 45% less water. In short, it’s an absolute no brainer to invest in this rich, vitamin E laced cream that instantly hydrates with no stickiness.

Available at JohnLewis.com

Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts, £10

These salts are a must for stressed-out souls, but also for anyone suffering with insomnia. A potent cocktail of amethyst, essential oils and Himalayan mineral salts work to soothe weary muscles and calm inflammation. Plus, their eco-friendly packaging means once you’ve finished, you simply order a refill of the salts to go back into your pouch.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Soap Co. Hand Wash, £12

Award-winning bath and body brand, Soap & Co, is well-known for their eco-credentials and considered packaging. Designed to be either recycled, recyclable or compostable, you can refill each and every product in the range as many times as you like, oils to hand washes, their wide collection of practical beauty buys has got you covered.

Available at TheSoapCo.Org

L'Occitane Almond Oil Refill, £28

L’Occitane’s best-selling shower oil now comes with a 500ml refill pouch, perfect for those who want this product permanently installed in their shower. With softening almond oil, the comforting scent lasts all day long and leaves limbs feeling satisfyingly smooth and flake-free.

Available at Loccitane.com

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